Cal student-athlete Ted Agu passes away at 21

Cal student-athlete Ted Agu passes away at 21
February 7, 2014, 11:00 am
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Ted Agu appeared in five games for Cal, recording three tackles. (INSTAGRAM)

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Cal football player Ted Agu died on Friday morning, collapsing after participating in a training run with his teammates.

Agu, 21, was a defensive lineman for Cal who walked-on last season. The reason for his death was not disclosed in a statement released by the school.

The team’s doctor said Agu showed signs of fatigue during a training run. He was eventually transferred to Alta Bates Summit Medical Center where he was treated with a defibrillator before being pronounced dead.

“This is a very difficult time for our football family,” head football coach Sonny Dykes said in a statement. “Ted was a remarkable young man and a member of this family who was highly respected and loved by his teammates and coaching staff. He had an incredible passion for life and will be deeply missed.”

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